, Volume 166, Issue 1, pp 35–45 | Cite as

A high-density integrative linkage map for Gossypium hirsutum

  • Zhongxu Lin
  • Yanxin Zhang
  • Xianlong ZhangEmail author
  • Xiaoping Guo


Sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP) combined with SSRs, RAPDs, and RGAPs was used to construct a high density genetic map for a F2 population derived from the cross DH962 (G. hirsutum accession) × Jimian5 (G. hirsutum cultivar). A total of 4,096 SRAP primer combinations, 6310 SSRs, 600 RAPDs, and 10 RGAPs produced 331, 156, 17 and 2 polymorphic loci, respectively. Among the 506 loci obtained, 471 loci (309 SRAPs, 144 SSRs, 16 RAPDs and 2 RGAPs) were assigned to 51 linkage groups. Of these, 29 linkage groups were assigned to corresponding chromosomes by SSR markers with known chromosome locations. The map covered 3070.2 cM with a mean density of 6.5 cM per locus. The segregation distortion in this population was 9.49%, and these distorted loci tend to cluster at the end of linkage groups or in minor clusters on linkage groups. The majority of SRAPs in this map provided an effective tool for map construction in G. hirsutum despite of its low polymorphism. This high-density linkage map will be useful for further genetic studies in Upland cotton, including mapping of loci controlling quantitative traits, and comparative and integrative analysis with other interspecific and intraspecific linkage maps in cotton.


Cotton Linkage map Sequence-related amplified polymorphisms Simple sequence repeat Resistance gene analog polymorphisms Random amplification polymorphism DNA 



We thank Professor Yongzhang Niu (Agricultural Science Institute of Shānxi province) who provides us the Upland cotton accession, DH962. We also appreciate the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (973 project, 2004 CB117301; 863 project, 2006AA100105) for supporting this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhongxu Lin
    • 1
  • Yanxin Zhang
    • 1
  • Xianlong Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xiaoping Guo
    • 1
  1. 1.National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic ImprovementHuazhong Agricultural UniversityWuhanChina

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